Today’s presidential election will help determine which path the U.S. immigration system takes during the economic recovery and for the foreseeable future.

In the past four years, the Trump administration has dramatically reshaped business immigration by introducing executive actions and changes at the administrative level that have curtailed virtually every route for high-skilled foreign workers. Former Vice President Joe Biden, meanwhile, has said his administration would restore the priorities that existed before Trump and that he would work reform H-1B allocation, family-based immigration and employment-based green cards.

What should U.S. companies expect in the next four years? What additional changes to high-skilled immigration would a second Trump term bring? What does Joe Biden’s immigration agenda promise in the first 100 days and beyond? BAL released a white paper that covers all of this information and more. The white paper, Immigration & the U.S. Presidential Election, is available here.

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